Palos Verdes Estates, California (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
The most competitive event in collegiate women’s golf this side of the NCAA championships returns to the Palos Verdes Golf Club Feb. 9-11. The 19th annual Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge will feature 12 of the top 25 college teams, including No. 1 USC and No. 2 UCLA.
The 16 teams in the 2014 field are the most accomplished ever assembled for this tournament, and the individual talent is equally impressive. UCLA’s team includes Alison Lee, the nation’s No. 1-ranked collegiate woman golfer. The USC team features three players ranked among the top 11 in the country.
The competition begins Feb. 9-10 with the first groups teeing off at 8:30 a.m. each day. For the final round on Feb. 11, the competitors will be distributed around the course when play begins simultaneously at 8 a.m.
In addition to USC and UCLA, competing teams include Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Duke, Florida, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, Texas, Wake Forest and Washington.
The Palos Verdes Golf Club is an outstanding venue to challenge these competitors. Opened in 1924, the course was designed by William Bell and George Thomas, architects of other notable Southern California courses such as Riviera, Bel-Air, the Los Angeles CC North Course and Ojai Valley.
This year’s tournament includes a clinic by the coaches and competitors for the South Bay chapters of First Tee of Los Angeles. First Tee is an internationally recognized youth organization that promotes life skills & leadership through the game of golf.
The clinic will take place Feb. 9 at approximately 2 p.m. after completion of the first round of play. First Tee of Los Angeles has chapters at clubs in Carson, El Segundo and Westchester.
Palos Verdes Golf Club is located at 3301 Via Campesina in Palos Verdes Estates. Spectators will be admitted to the course free of charge and free parking is available.
For additional information or to request interviews with players, university coaches or club officials, please contact Ed Nowacki at ejnowacki(at)verizon(dot)net or 310-791-1006.